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Question on solar neutrinos and IceCube

  1. Feb 6, 2009 #1
    Hey guys,

    I have a question for the particle physicists from an astronomer's point of view. First of all, with regard to the IceCube neutrino telescope, one of its principle goals is to find cosmic sources of neutrinos, but I want to know how the telescope will be able to distinguish the neutrino as coming from a cosmic source as opposed to solar neutrinos form our own Sun?

    Secondly, does anybody know how many neutrinos, or what power of neutrinos, the Sun produces?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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